We’re predicting that women’s Olympic halfpipe will come down to a straight contest between Kelly Clark and Torah Bright. And if we’re honest, we have a feeling that Kelly (who’s concentrating purely on pipe) will finally manage to win an elusive Olympic gold again, having missed out on the past two chances.
We’ll enjoy watching that contest for sure, but we are slightly disappointed that Chloe Kim won’t be allowed to compete with the pair of them. She exploded onto the senior circuit this year with an amazing result at the Dew Tour, which she followed up with a silver medal at her first ever X Games.
But at just 13 years of age, she’s apparently too young to be selected for Sochi.
And the thing about Chloe is that her runs aren’t just technical, they’re damn stylish too. Like a female Ayumu Hirano, she goes huge out of the pipe, and has tricks like a front seven double grab in her locker.